Focus: Starting university – Arriving successfully!

Studying at university is an exciting new stage of life and can be quite challenging, especially at the beginning. To help new students navigate safely through the new "university" waters, the KOS focus "Starting university" offers numerous helpful tips and tricks on the topic of "How to study".

PocketManual „Know-how for starting your studies“ (in German) 

You are a first semester? Welcome to the University of Konstanz! Discover our PocketManual "Know-how for starting your studies" (in German), the guide to start your first semester step by step.

"simply explained" – Starting your studies in three steps

The explanatory film "Starting your studies in three steps" (in German) informs you about everything important for a successful start to your first semester. Would you like to learn more? The series "simply explained" is dedicated to facts and tips worth knowing about studying at the University of Konstanz. Short and entertaining explanation videos (in German) show the special offers for study orientation at our university.

In conversation with the ZSB: The podcast of the Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB)

Learn interesting facts about studying in the podcast (in German) of the Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB) of the University of Konstanz. Our student advisors talk about study-related topics such as financing your studies, starting your studies or special offers for students and prospective students.

CampusGuides "Discover the university online"

Would you like to explore the University of Konstanz from the comfort of your sofa? This is very easy with our virtual CampusGuides, which invite you to discover and explore the University of Konstanz on various online tours. 

Study Skills|The Basics: An online-course

The multimedia learning content of this interdisciplinary self-study course provides study-related basics on topics such as starting studies, communication and collaboration, planning and organisation during studies, learning strategies for successful studies, digital learning competence as well as motivation and balance in everyday university life.

The first digital module Study Skills Compass: Your study start at the University of Konstanz is now available in ILIAS. Direct entry possible: Login with your account (firstname.surname) and the corresponding password. Further modules will be activated gradually in the next weeks.

CampusGuide "Help and Advice"

There is so much to learn, to do and to organize in the study. The virtual CampusGuide Help and Advice for students (in German) at the University of Konstanz. It provides information on opening hours, registration formalities and where to find them on campus.

Meet the university’s central advisory services

There are numerous service providers at the University of Konstanz that can assist our students on a wide range of topics. The new series "In high demand!" showcases the many free advisory and support services at our university.